I had chosen my doctor in preparation for Jake and I to begin trying to conceive. I had my first appointment with her to make sure I was "good to go". She told me to go for it, but that it could take some time and to be patient.
After we settled into our home, we decided to begin trying. Our plan was that it would probably take a few months, so we could continue skiing through the spring. To our great joy and surprise, the first time was the charm.
Jake was in Germany working on the new Gigafactory in Berlin when I got two lines on a pregnancy test in early February. I wanted to wait until Jake got home to tell him in some elaborate way, but my reputation as the worst secret keeper was upheld when Jake guessed mere hours after my positive test.
A few days later I told my parents and brother. That weekend I got to tell Jake's dad and brother in person as well as Jake's sisters and mom.
Being pregnant in a pandemic is a crazy experience. There isn't much data on infection in early pregnancy. I'm also listed as "immunocompromised" since I am pregnant therefore more susceptible to catching the Coronavirus. We have tried to be overly cautious and so far we are all healthy and strong!
My symptoms have been mild. I felt totally normal until about week 8 when I started feeling very fatigued and slightly nauseous. I can sleep endlessly and I gag at certain smells, but I'm grateful for the miracle inside me! I am happy and feeling great!
My name is Chloe Sutton and I am the bride to be! I am an Olympic swimmer, Christ-follower, and the VP of Fitter and Faster. Here is where I will blog about the wedding planning process!